Medical Notes: Week of November 1, 2020

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of November 1, 2020 including: The official death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is around 230,000. But a new study shows that the real number could actually be much higher. Then, Covid’s effects on virtually every organ of the body have been noted for months… And a new study shows that its effects on the brain can be profound. Then, a study shows that a new experimental technique can regenerate the cartilage that cushions joints. And finally, marijuana use in pregnancy is on the rise… but a new study finds that children born of pot-smoking moms are more likely to have mental health issues.

Medical Notes: Week of March 8, 2020

Medical Notes: Week of March 8, 2020

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of March 8, 2020, including: The chemical known as BPS can pass through the placenta of pregnant rats and hindered brain development in their offspring. Then, for those under age 50 who develop Parkinson's, the seeds may have been planted in the womb. Then, Men who use marijuana may have a higher risk of fathering children with brain abnormalities. And finally, if you fill out paperwork when you arrive at the doctor's office, you’re using something with 46,000 times more germs than the average toilet seat---a shared pen.

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 8, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of September 8, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 8, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of April 28, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of April 28, 2019.

Medical Notes 18-31

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of August 5, 2018 including: a new drug to help with excessive sweating which impacts 15 millions Americans. The FDA has approved a new epilepsy drug derived from marijuana. And a new study shows having the same doctor for awhile can extend your life.

Medical Notes 18-16

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of April 22, 2018.

man making joint and a stash of marijuana in the car

17-03 Segment 1: Stoned Driving: How can police tell?

With recreational marijuana use legal in eight states there are more drivers on the road who are potentially under the influence of marijuana but police have no way to measure it.